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Why want my XKR start after my Wife fills the Gas Tank?

 
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:58 PM
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The last time a woman, or anyone else washed my car was, let's see, 31 minus 8, carry the 4, divide by 3, and the answer is.....never!
She is a keeper, and I mean both the woman and the car.
 
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Question Well! Yes and No! It's not the same......

Now, Gentlemen!

Back to the start of this situation! The problem was the Purge Value and where could I find it. David Yau took care of that with the UTube video...Next was where to get a Purge Valve for a 2005 XKR and eBay was suggested....Next, I waited a week or so for it to come from NY or some place....Then, I took out the Wheel Liner and started removing all the connections and finally got my hands on the Purge Valve and guess what? The part I got from NY didn't look like the one in the XKR.....Now after all that, I find that Jaguar changed the Purge Valve during the 2005 model year at a certain VIN and I have the new Purge Valve, not the one they shipped.....Now what? I called the Vendor and hey don't know what I'm talking about....You know "Man you are Nuts, our Book shows the one we sent..." BAH< BAH!
3 Hours later, I discover that Jaguar changed to the Purge Valve that they use in the "S Type" sometime around VIN # so & so....and if you want the correct Purge Valve, you need to order that one......So, now I'm waiting on an "S Type" Purge Valve to come from somewhere so that I can put it in my XKR! What a wonderful day!

I guess this is one of the hazards of buying a Ford/Jaguar....I'm not sure what I have anymore and guess what? They don't stock'em anyway! Hopefully, the part I get will work and I can go another 14 or 15 years without needing another one! it has been over 2 weeks since the Car has been washed!

Billy Clyde out here on the Ranch...…….
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:41 AM
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i think I can safely say we’ve all been there and done that. It always happens with the hard to reach small bit parts too.

You diagnose the problem and identify the part. you order,wait and get the new part through the post/courier. Then you start disassembly, only to find the new bit doesn’t fit.

Either you screwed up or the supplier did. Doesn’t matter... you’re f£&ked!

Then the decision, do you leave it disassembled and hope the next day delivery really comes tomorrow. As we are all optimists, we go for it, to get the job done quickly. But the next day, nothing!




 
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David,

I learned a long time ago that if you need the Car, put it back together and wait for the Part, as it may be wrong also! Although, I feel pretty confident with this one....As it is coming from Jaguar....

Billy Clyde
 
 
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